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Great knife, handle fits larger hands well, fantastic blade, good sheath.
on February 18, 2012
Handle Size: I have large hands, and need big handles on things to feel comfortable (Use large grips on tennis racket, golf clubs; wear large to X-large gloves). This is the first knife that fits my hand well, feels great.
Blade: Very Sharp, slices paper like the best of scissors, sharpest blade I've seen. The triple layer has softer metal protection layers on the outside, and hard durable inner layer for the edge. I like the shape of the point (drops down at the back spine toward the blade at the point), which suits my needs better than the blades that curve backward at the point. I bought the knife for the blade (which is also sold separately if you want to make your own handle). The blade is a solid 5 stars.
Handle finish: Not as good as I expected for this price. The edges of the metal finger guard and back of the wooden handle were uncomfortably sharp (not finished smooth with rounded edges); I took a fine file and sand paper to the 90 degree edges, and re-oiled the handle, it feels good now. Also, there were two small holes (as wide as a pencil lead) in the handle (cracks or defects in the wood from a twig growing out of the tree, not manufacturing damage); I filled these with wood putty, now I don't worry about gunk getting stuck in those holes and rotting the wood at that spot. Both these things should have been finished/fixed at the factory, rather than by the customer. I almost took a star off for this, but after 30 minutes work, it is a great knife.
Sheath: Looks nice, well built. Thick sturdy leather. Inside there is a plastic (or similar synthetic) layer that keeps the blade from cutting the sheath. The sheath is a snug fig, so even without the flap buttoned over the brass knob at the end of the handle, it wouldn't fall out on it's own.
I really like this knife a lot; and would recommend to people with medium to large hands; Blade is good size for survival knife. Manufacturer has life time warranty (except for abuse).